13 words I hate:
1. Well, the first word is going to be HATE because I think it’s over used. I feel that Hate is a very strong emotion and people say they “hate this” and “hate that” and what they really mean is that they “don’t like” or “dislike” something.
2. The word Woilla – over used on designing shows, by pseudo starlets and pretty much everyone lately. The word is Voila people as in Vvvvvv wa LA.
3. Sorry – another over used word in my opinion. My husband over uses the word. He’s sorry for everything all the time. Why? drop a piece of paper- sorry, sneeze loudly – sorry. Why? Mix it up. Say excuse me or maybe sometimes don’t say anything at all because, maybe, just maybe, there is nothing to be sorry for.
4. Ok – “How are you today?” – OK, “how was your day?” – ok, “Was the movie a good one?” It was Ok. Anyone with a teenager probably knows how frustrating it is to hear this word 100 times each day, but when adults can barely hold a conversation and repeatedly answer with the word Ok it drives me nuts. I think that it’s been said that the average adult has 700 or so words that they use regularly in their vocabulary. Use them.
5. eh? Canadians do not go around saying EH all the time. Honest! Seeing as I’m in Canada and know many Canadians you can believe me when I say that no one I know says eh more than once every two or three weeks- if that.
6. We also don’t say aboot either. No matter what you think you heard when you spoke with a Canadian, we are saying “about” (AhhhhBout).
7. My husband has a way of saying okay that makes me grit my teeth. He says Ohh k eye. Argghhhh
8. Doctor. I don’t hate doctors but I see far too many of them lately. So it’s not one of my favorite words.
9. Test – same thing. Often when I see a doctor I end up having a medical test at some point.
10. Bills– Nope, don’t like the word or what it means, ’cause I hate bills!
11. I might as well throw in mailman or postman since he’s the one that keeps bring the bills to my door.
12. It’s getting harder now. I’m really not a hater. Lets see, how about telephone? I really don’t like talking on the phone, and our phone rings way too much for my liking, so yes, I think Telephone is eligible for the list.
13. Canuck. I’m not big on that word as a description for a Canadian. I don’t even know where that word came from and I usually know just about every trivial Canadian thing. Either way, don’t call me a Canuck – ok? eh?
I just had to look it up:
I just tried to look up the orgin of Canuck and the most interesting information I found was that the word came about when Hawaiian workers came to western Canada to work in the Fur trade- before Canada was Canada or in it’s very early years. Hawaiians called themselves Kanaka’s (Kanakahana is Hawaiian worker) and Kanaka’e is foreigner. The word was eventually shortened to Canuck.
Hmmmm so that means that Canucks are Hawaiians, and Hawaiians are American, which means that it’s really Americans that are Canucks. Interesting.